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Why Your Beard May Be Increasing Your COVID-19 Risk (healthline.com)

Dermatology

If you’ve been working at home or not getting out that much during the pandemic, it may have seemed like the perfect time to grow out a beard. Why go through the bother of shaving if you don’t have to, right?

Experts say, however, that your added facial hair might just be increasing your risk for developing COVID-19.

Dr. Adam Friedman, professor and chair of dermatology at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. provides tips on how you can best protect yourself from COVID-19 with a beard.